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English noun: involution

1. involution (process) reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)

Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process

2. involution (communication) a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction

Broader (hypernym)construction, expression, grammatical construction

3. involution (attribute) marked by elaborately complex detail

Synonymselaborateness, elaboration, intricacy

Broader (hypernym)complexity, complexness

4. involution (act) the act of sharing in the activities of a group

SamplesThe teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities.

Synonymsengagement, involvement, participation

Broader (hypernym)group action

Narrower (hyponym)commitment, group participation, intercession, intervention

Antonymsnon-engagement, non-involvement, nonparticipation

5. involution (act) the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power


Broader (hypernym)mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation

6. involution (act) the action of enfolding something


Broader (hypernym)change of shape

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